In the uber-leftist utopia of Seattle Washington (a city whose gay Democrat mayor is having to step down after a scandal involving him paying for sex with underage boys) , Police have been instructed to no longer use the term “suspect,” but must describe those suspected of committing crimes as “members of the community.” Because surely this change of words will help end crime and social inequality.
When Seattle police officers write use of force reports they no longer call a suspect a suspect.
“Community member” is the new term. Several officers say the term is offensive, explaining their work with violent suspects.
Sources point to the suspect who shot three officers last month after a downtown Seattle armed robbery. When officers involved in that incident were writing their use of force reports they were required to refer to the shooter, Damarius Butts, as a “community member,” not a suspect, police sources said.
Also, inmates in the city’s jails may no longer be referred to as “inmates,” but the politically correct mandated term is “students.” Because the delicate feelings of violent criminals are just, oh so precious.